Federal Circuit Rejects District Court’s Claim Construction and Adopts Claim Construction Urged by Raley & Bowick

On June 10, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Raley & Bowick client Kaneka Corporation in its appeal of a the Markman claim construction that was the basis for a summary judgment decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division. The District Court had dismissed Kaneka’s patent infringement action against various Chinese manufacturers of the dietary supplement coenzyme Q10. Kaneka is the owner of a process patent for manufacturing coenzyme Q10 and has alleged that the defendants’ manufacturing processes infringe Kaneka’s patent. A three member panel of the Federal Circuit unanimously reversed the District Court, adopted the claim construction proposed by Kaneka, and remanded the case for further proceedings. The Federal Circuit’s ruling allows the parties to proceed in the California District Court, and also enables Kaneka to proceed for a trial on a similar infringement action, involving the same patent with different defendants, in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

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Firm Partner Featured in The Houston Lawyer

In the May/June 2015 edition of The Houston Lawyer, Raley and Bowick partner John Raley was featured for receiving the Houston Bar’s President’s Award. June--2015 Houston Lawyer Article-thumbnail

Raley and Bowick Obtain Favorable Settlement for Client Sued for Patent Infringement

On April 17, 2015, Law 360 reported on Raley & Bowick’s recent settlement for its client, which had been sued for patent infringement. Raley & Bowick obtained a dismissal with prejudice after uncovering concealed evidence and misrepresentations in court by the opposition.

In Pro Bono Case, Raley & Bowick Obtain Dismissal of All Charges for Wrongfully Convicted Woman

On April 9, 2015, the Corpus Christi Caller Times recognized firm partner John Raley’s work in helping to obtain a complete dismissal of all murder charges against Hannah Overton. Mrs. Overton had been wrongfully convicted in relation to the death of her son who accidentally ingested a lethal amount of salt.

Raley & Bowick Stand Firm Against Forum Shopping by Patent Troll Acacia Research Group

On March 18, 2015, the Eastern District of Texas recognized that patent troll Acacia Research Group filed suit in its district without basis. The Court granted Raley & Bowick’s motion to transfer the venue to the Southern District of Texas. 

Raley & Bowick Win $2.5 Million for Wrongfully Convicted Man that Had Served Over 31 Years in Prison

On December 18, 2014, Raley & Bowick represented the longest serving exonerated Texas inmate. Following his release after 31 years in prison, Raley & Bowick helped win over $2.5 million for wrongful imprisonment. This is the largest Texas statutory compensation award ever secured on behalf of an exonerated inmate. Dec 18 2014 - Article on 2 and a half million for wrongfull convicted manh - Judge clears man who spent 31 years in prison for Dallas rape _ Dallas Morning News-thumbnail

Raley & Bowick Featured in American Bar Association Publication

On November 19, 2014, the American Bar Association wrote about a recent Raley & Bowick court victory. The firm obtained a dismissal with prejudice as a sanction for discovery abuse after intensive investigation by Raley & Bowick. The article recognizes that serious consequences can result from dishonesty in court. 

Firm Obtains Summary Judgment and Dismissal of Suit in the Rio Grande Valley

Raley & Bowick secured a complete summary judgment dismissing a legal malpractice case filed against their client in the Rio Grande Valley. The plaintiff demanded several hundred thousand dollars in damages and asserted claims for alleged negligence, negligence per se, gross negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, forfeiture of fees, and violations of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional conduct. 

Raley & Bowick Win Summary Judgment in Oilfield Product Defect Case

On October 24, 2014, Raley & Bowick successfully defended National Oilwell Varco, L.P. in a wrongful death lawsuit alleging product defects in drawworks controls.

Raley & Bowick Opponents Forced to Leave Law Firm

On October 3, 2014, Law 360 recognized that the opposing attorneys had been dismissed from Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP. The lawyers were dismissed after Raley & Bowick uncovered their misrepresentations in court against Raley & Bowick’s client and the Court dismissed their clients’ case with prejudice.